WHO and UNAIDS announce recommendations from expert consultation on male circumcision for HIV prevention
28 MARCH 2007 PARIS/GENEVA -- In response to the urgent need to reduce the number of new HIV infections globally, WHO and the UNAIDS Secretariat convened an international expert consultation to determine whether male circumcision should be recommended for the prevention of HIV infection.
Circumcision can halve the risk of a man picking up the HIV infection that leads to Aids, scientists in the United States said on Wednesday night. Two major trials, in Kenya and Uganda, have confirmed what doctors and campaigners have suspected and hoped for several years. The results have major implications for the fight against the Aids pandemic raging in Africa and Asia.
he Kenyan government is committed to providing health services to all its citizens. But despite major health sector reforms, the population’s health status is falling. Researchers from the Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development, Kisumu, Kenya, explore the reasons for this lack of success.